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Peter Bliss

by Peter Bliss

Acoustic / electric guit.ar infused folk - pop rock circa 1977
Genre: Pop: 70's Pop
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1. Tonight
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2. Angel
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3. Look To the Sky
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4. Please Say Goodbye
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5. Stranger In Your Heart
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6. Wasted Man
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7. Hold On
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8. A Heart So Full of You
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9. Waitin' For Love to Arrive
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10. Nothing Lasts Forever
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Produced by Michael Sherman / Original Release in Spring of 1977 on United Artists Records UA-LA728G. List price: $6.98 Recorded at The Hit Factory, NYC by Ed Sprigg with Dave Prentice & Ted Spencer and at Atlantic Studio NYC by Bobby Warner with Tom Heid Mixed at The Hit Factory NYC. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound. Dedicated to Flora & Ben Bliss / Thanks to Lynn, M.E. & Paul and to Butch Jones for the AD conversion.

"I had just turned 22 - and was living in Boston recording and touring with many of the well known performers from Beantown - when i got word that I had received interest from a manager in NYC. I moved to NYC and over the course of the next few months auditioned and recorded demos for many labels. I met Michael Sherman while doing demos for Columbia Records. A production company was formed and i found myself in the studio with drummer Rick Marotta, bassist Tony Levin, keyboardist Ralph Shuckett and guitarist John Tropea the first week of November 1976. We sweetened tracks with some background vocals with the group Rosie (Lynn Pitney, David Lasley & Arnold McCullar), flute and double bass. We cut and mixed five songs in a week. The week after we went label shopping. The deal with United Artists came 20 days from the time we entered the studio.

I returned to the Hit Factory January 5th, 1977 to begin recording the next five songs. The song “Angel” was recorded live with a 40-piece orchestra with me at the piano. I wasn’t much of a piano player but I somehow got through three takes without a mistake. Bob Ezrin looked on in the control room. Mark Doyle (of Andy Pratt fame) later added a wonderful guitar solo. The Brecker Bros. came in a week later to lay down horns. We remained at The Hit Factory recording the rest of the tracks in the same studio where John and Yoko’s Double Fantasy album was recorded which later became Sear Sound.

So much joy making this record with all those incredibly talented people. Laying down basic tracks with that rhythm section and capturing "the magic take" was just amazing. It is a wonderful snapshot of my life in 1977. The innocence of a 23 year old writing and singing his heart out. I am fortunate to still be doing the same today." P. Bliss

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Tom Heid

Happy to see this album is available again...
At the time, the time being 1976/77, we were working at Atlantic Studios with a lot of unknown talent; Luther Vandross, Michael Bolotin who was in a band call Blackjack and later had a better time of it when he went solo and changed his name to Michael Bolton - we didn't realize who Peter Bliss was. To me, he was just another unknown person making an album. However, I was happy to see, I was wrong. When he sang he didn't have the restraints in his voice that some new artists have. He had a clarity in the meaning and purpose of each song he sang, this is clearly heard in this début album.

With that in mind, it's good to see this album is available again! The original vinyl copy I had has long since vanished.

Peter Bliss charm's the heck out of these songs and the line-up of back up performers and side-men is outstanding.

Excellent job. You can't go wrong with this download.
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